Our Services

Welcome to DVA Clinic

Physiotherapy

A professional who helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Helping to manage pain, encourage development and facilitate recovery.

-The Chartered Society of Physiotherapykira-auf-der-heide-330900-unsplash

Mental Health Counselling

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Individual, Couple, and Family. The scope of practice of psychotherapy includes the assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances by psychotherapeutic means, delivered through a therapeutic relationship.

-College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

PTSD/PTSI Treatment-

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Cognitive Processing Therapy

“Practice guidelines have identified that trauma-focused psychotherapies have the most evidence for treating PTSD. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is one type of trauma-focused psychotherapy.

CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel.

How Does It Work?

Trauma can change the way you think about yourself and the world. You may believe you are to blame for what happened or that the world is a dangerous place. These kinds of thoughts keep you stuck in your PTSD and cause you to miss out on things you used to enjoy.

CPT teaches you a new way to handle these upsetting thoughts. In CPT, you will learn skills that can help you decide whether there are more helpful ways to think about your trauma. You will learn how to examine whether the facts support your thought or do not support your thought. And ultimately, you can decide whether or not it makes sense to take a new perspective.”

-National Centre for PTSD

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Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are health-care professionals who treat the whole person, an approach that includes: Addressing needs relating to a person’s physical and mental health, gathering medical history, focusing on how an illness affects a person’s life and family, offering ways for a person to lead a healthy life, teaching persons how to manage chronic illness , NPs are also educators and researchers who can be consulted by other health-care team members

-Canadian Nurses Association

 Massage Therapy-

Massage Therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body, mostly by hands-­on manipulation. Assessment and treatment can include orthopaedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used

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technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs, and client education programs.

-College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Acupuncture-

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A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.

Kinesiology-

Is the practice of preventing and managing injury and chronic disease and helping to reach peak physical performance. Kinesiologists use evidence-based research to develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level. They focus on prevention and wellbeing, increasing worker productivity and reducing time lost to injuries and accidents, helping you get back to work and back to health faster.

-Ontario Kinesiology Association

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.stock-photo-closeup-of-a-needle-and-hands-of-physiotherapist-doing-a-dry-needling-411496765

Shockwave Therapy-

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Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment with 75-95% success rate for the following injuries:
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Achilles Tendonitis
– Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
– Tennis Elbow
– Patellar Tendonitis
During a Shockwave Therapy treatment the affected, injured area is “reinjured” on a cellular level through the use of an acoustic pulse. This reinjuring allows for a “reset” and stimulates the body’s natural healing process fostering a faster healing with decreased pain.